I'm in two minds about the charm bracelets. One of the things I'm trying to work on is getting rid of my Sentimental Attachment to Things.
There was a big fire down in South Wales recently and a whole row of houses were so seriously damaged they had to be demolished. Several families lost everything. (I don't know whether they'd had time to grab a few precious possessions before being evacuated, but it can't have been much.) My blood ran cold when I heard about it.
However... no one was hurt and the things are just things. Buddhist teachings stress how everything is ephemeral, which I fully realise intellectually, but find it harder to grasp emotionally.
So on the one hand, I agree with shalanna that it seems a shame that families are just discarding things that ought to have sentimental value. On the other hand, I wish I could be more like them. I would have a lot less stuff in the house. :]